Symptoms of Childhood Illness

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TDA 2.2 / 2.1
Task 2Identify the signs and symptoms of common childhood illnesses.

ILLNESS| INCUBATIONPERIOD| SYMPTOMS| ACTION| TREATMENT| Common Cold| 1-3 days| Running or blocked nose, headache, temperature | Contact parents/carers. Use disposable tissues| Rest, plenty of fluids| Chicken Pox| 10-14 days| Fever, very itchy rash, with blister –like appearance| Contact Parents/carers isolate the child away from other children | Tepid bath containing bicarbonate of soda and calamine lotion applied to the skin to stop itching| Ear Infection| | Redness in the eardrum, pain, and often fever.| Contact the parent/carers make the child feel comfortable | Rest, see medical advice as antibiotics may be needed.| Food Poisoning| 30 mins – 36 hrs| Nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhoea, Food poisoning isn't contagious, | Contact the parent /carers make sure you use plastic apron and gloves when dealing with this| Replace the fluids with glucose and salt solution such as rehydrate.| German Measles| 14-21 days| Slight cold, sore throat, swollen glands behind ears slight pink rash| Isolate the child from any other children contact the parents| Rest treat symptoms. Avoid contact with pregnant women| Tonsillitis| 14-21 days| Very sore throat difficulty in swallowing, fever, headache, aches and pains| Contact the parents/ carers give the child plenty to drink| Rest, lots of fluids, medical attention antibiotics( if needed)| Gastroenteritis| 7-14 days| Vomiting, diarrhoea, dehydration.(which in extreme cases can lead to death)| Contact the parent/carers, Isolate the child away from other children, make sure you use plastic apron and gloves when dealing with this situation | Replace the fluids with glucose and salt solution such as rehydrate.|

Meningitis| 2-14 days| Fever, headache, irritability, drowsiness, confusion, dislike of the light, very stiff neck, may be small red spots beneath the skin | Contact parents/ carers,...
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