How to Make Your Child Feel Better
Whilst a cold has to run its course, there are things you can do to help your child feel better.
Coughs that can come with along with a cold, can cause sleepless nights for all.
If your child has a pre-existing condition, like asthma, keep giving any prescribed medication. If you are worried that their symptoms are getting worse call 111 for advice.
When to Get Further Advice
Call 111 for advice if your child has a;
Most children bounce back from coughs and colds quite quickly. You know your child best if you are feeling worried than ask for advice from your pharmacy, 111 or GP.
You can contact the Healthy Child Programme by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or texting Parentline on 07520 631590. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.
If you are 11-19 you can text ChatHealth on 07480 635060 for confidential advice from one of our team.
Boloh - Are you are a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic parent wanting to know more about chest infections? The Boloh helpline can help provide you with advice and guidance on what to do if your child has a chest infection.
Call 0800 151 2605 or visit https://helpline.barnardos.org.uk
They can provide a service in English, Punjabi, Mirpuri, Polish, Luganda, Ruyankole, Rukiga, Rutooro and Kinyarwanda. Interpreters can also be provided for other languages.
If you have decided to keep smoke free around your child - which is especially important for children with Asthma. You can contact Smokefree Norfolk for help and advice.
The Lullaby Trust - Baby Check App- This app has simple checks that you can do if your baby is ill and helps you think about whether they need to see a doctor or health professional.
You can speak to other Norfolk parents and carers by clicking our online community forum below.