Tda Identify the Signs and Symptoms of Common Childhood Illnesses.

Common Illnesses in children and young people

Is a disease that affect particularly children under 12 years old.
It is contagious from about 2 days before the appearance of blister and until   all the scabs are formed.The chickenpox signs and symptoms are a red blisters, like rash which can cover the whole body. Itchiness and common symptoms of flu may be present such as fever,
aching, headache and loss of appetite.
Refer the child to the First Aider and then they call home. Inform the other parents, by notice, that there are cases of chickenpox in classroom.The child should be at home until all their spot have crusted over.

It’s very common and although it feels bad, it's usually not serious and it typically lasts two to three days.Diarrhoea can cause abdominal pains, bloating in your belly, watery and loose poo, cramping and also vomiting and dehydration.
Inform the First Aider who will contact the parents and keep them aware that the child need to be at home until at least 48h after their symptoms have gone. To prevent the dehydration give to the child a plenty of water.

Cold and Flu are illnesses that are caused by viruses. The most common symptoms are runny nose, sneezing, coughing and sore throat, high temperature, headache,tiredness and aching muscles.
Cold and flu are very common in winter time so not every child should be sent home, however the child feels really unwell   with high temperature or persistent coughing we should inform the First Aider who will inform the parents.

Asthma is a common long-term condition that can cause coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and breathing difficulties. Children who suffer from asthma have an inhaler with them at school.
Inform the First Aider who will assist the child with the inhaler and notify the parents of an asthma attack.

An ear infection is the most common cause of earaches and this condition is a...