Child Health 6-15 Years Old

 

Routine Childhood Immunisations

 

Girls and Boys aged 12 to 13 years old

 

Vaccine Given

 

HPV (Gardasil) To Upper arm. Two doses 6-24 months apart

Protects Against

Cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 (and genital warts caused by types 6 and 11)

 

Around 14 Years Old

 

Vaccine Given

 

Td/IPV (Revaxis), and check MMR status, To Upper arm

Protects Against

Tetanus, diphtheria and polio

 

Meningococcal groups A, C, W and Y (Nimenrix or Menveo) Upper arm

Protects Against

Meningitis C

 

 

When Should I Worry?

 

Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control.

 

There is a good guide on the NHS website which describes various conditions affecting children. There is advice on how to diagnose them, how to treat them and if further advice should be consulted.

 

NHS Childhood Illness Slideshow

 

 

Fevers

 

Most symptoms of a fever in young children can be managed at home with infant paracetamol. If the fever is very high, they may have an infection that needs treating with antibiotics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head Lice

 

Head lice are insects that live on the scalp and neck. They may make your head feel itchy. Although head lice may be embarrassing and sometimes uncomfortable, they don't usually cause illness. However, they won't clear up on their own and you need to treat them promptly

 

 

 

Nosebleeds

 

Nosebleeds (also known as epistaxis) are fairly common, especially in children, and can generally be easily treated.

 

 

 

 

NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments

 

See the NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments browser for an in-depth description of many common health issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice

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Dial 111

For Medical Emergencies

Easthope Road

Church Stretton

Shropshire

SY6 6BL

Tel: 01694 722127

 

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