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Condition | Signs and symptoms | Actions to take when children or young people have the illness. |
Meningitis | High fever, with cold hands and feetVomit and refuse to feed Feel agitated and not want to be picked upBecome drowsy, floppy and unresponsiveGrunt or breathe rapidlyUnusual high-pitched or moaning cryPale, blotchy skin, and a red rash that doesn't fade when a glass is rolled over itTense, bulging soft spot on their head (fontanelle)Stiff neck and dislike bright lightsConvulsions or seizures | Diagnosing meningitis can be difficult because it often comes on quickly and can be easily mistaken for flu, as many of the symptoms are the same.However, it's very important to seek immediate medical help if you notice any of the symptoms of meningitis, particularly in a young child.This may mean going to the accident and emergency (A&E) department of your local hospital in the middle of the night.  |
Asthma | Wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe)Shortness of breathTight chest – which may feel like a band is tightening around it Coughing | A personal asthma action plan (see below) will help you recognise the initial symptoms of an asthma attack, know how to respond, and when to seek medical attention.In most cases, the following actions will be recommended:   1. Take one to two puffs of your reliever inhaler (usually blue) immediately.   2. Sit down and try to take slow, steady breaths.   3. If you do not start to feel better, take two puffs of your reliever inhaler (one puff at a time) every two minutes (you can take up to 10 puffs) – this is easier using a spacer, if you have one.   4. If you do not feel better after taking your inhaler as above or if you are worried at any time, call 999.   5. If an ambulance does not arrive within 10 minutes and you are still feeling unwell, repeat step three.If symptoms improve and you don’t need to call 999, you still must see a doctor or asthma nurse within 24Hr. |
Diarrhoea | You frequently pass watery...