Unwell children

Unwell children can often be brought to the surgery. If you have any doubts about bringing your child to surgery, please phone us and the doctor can advise you. The Health Visitors are also available to give advice on young children who are unwell.

Children with a temperature

Children often have temperatures with viral infections or a cold. It is quite normal to develop a fever as a response to these illnesses. It is wise to keep a supply of paracetamol (Calpol) at home. This reduces the temperature and eases aches and pains. Ibuprofen can be used for infants 3 months + (e.g. Nurofen.)

If the fever fails to respond to paracetamol alone, tepid sponging to the body may also help. Encourage fluids by mouth at all times. If you are worried about your child and wish to be seen by a doctor there is no reason, wrapped up well, that the child cannot be brought to surgery.