Know what to do when children or young people are ill or injured

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1. Signs and symptoms of some common childhood illnesses:
Chicken pox- Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point. It causes a rash of red, itchy spots that turn into fluid-filled blisters. They then crust over to form scabs, which eventually drop off. However, even before the rash appears, the child may have some mild flu-like symptoms including:
• feeling sick
• a high temperature (fever) of 38ºC or over
• aching, painful muscles
• headache
• generally feeling unwell
• loss of appetite
Hand, foot and mouth disease- is a viral infection that can affect young children.
It doesn 't usually pose a serious threat to a child 's health, but it can be an unpleasant condition, particularly if
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Circumstances where a child may need urgent medical attention: Some children may be too young or may not be physically able to tell you when they need medical attention due to a disability. Often children and young people can become seriously ill very suddenly which means that as a member of staff you should be alert to any changes in their behaviour which could indicate pain or nausea. When a child becomes sick or lets you know that they feel unwell, you will need to sufficiently look

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