What’s the difference between a cold and flu?
Asthma can be a lifelong condition and learning how to manage your asthma symptoms as you become more independent is really important. Remember everybody with asthma is different and reacts differently to how they deal with it.
You may have already had the MenC vaccine but if you haven’t or can’t remember getting it, the vaccine is a good way to protect yourself against meningitis. Remember though…vaccines can’t protect you against all forms of meningitis.
Eczema is a common skin problem that can make your skins irritable, red and itchy. It can appear on the face, neck, knees, elbows, hands and ankles most commonly. Though it can appear on other parts of the body.
Migraine is much more than just a headache! It effects the body’s nervous system and there is lots of research being done in to what causes this to happen. Migraines effect 1 in every 5 women and 1 in every 15 men, and tend to start in early adulthood.
Common Illnesses and Health Conditions
There are a number of illnesses and health conditions common amongst children and young people. To follow is information relating to flu, asthma meningitis, eczema and migrane.
Mental health support and conditions (booklist)
As part of its successful Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme, The Reading Agency, Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) and the Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians (ASCEL) are launching Reading Well for young people.
Children's Flu Vaccine
This vaccination is recommended to help protect your child against flu. Flu can be an unpleasant illness and sometimes causes serious complications. Vaccinating your child will also help protect more vulnerable friends and family by preventing the spread of flu.