When a child falls ill - Advice for parents

​Questions frequently asked at the pediatric emergency clinics are listed on these Web pages under "When a Child Falls Ill - Advice for Parents".

These pages offer information and advice on common childhood illnesses and minor injuries and their treatment. Topics have been selected based on the questions most often asked over the phone or at the emergency clinics.

Parents are best qualified to observe the symptoms of an illness in their child, and typically the decision to seek medical assistance is based on these observations. A physician's examination and instructions for care always override the advice given on these pages.

This site "When a Child Falls Ill - Advice for Parents" was originally compiled by the pediatric unit at Jorvi Hospital and later amended and updated by the Children's Hospital. This site was last updated in October 2012.