Advice for Families: Coughs and Noisy Breathing in Young Babies

Young babies often catch lots of coughs and colds, and their breathing can become noisy. Often, these illnesses can be managed with self care at home. This information taken from the NHS Little Orange Book may be useful.
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Download the Coughs and Noisy Breathing in Young Babies information leaflet here

Tees Valley CCG, working with County Durham CCG, produced the Little Orange Book, designed to help the parents of poorly babies and small children. The Little Orange Book is a great resource and covers everything from common minor ailments like teething, constipation and colds, through to more serious conditions like urinary tract infections and wheezy chests. The booklet uses a traffic light system to help parents and carers decide what action to take when their child is sick. It points parents in the right direction, letting them know whether self-care, consulting with a primary care professional, a 111 call, or even a visit to Accident & Emergency is the right course of action.

The Little Orange Book can be downloaded here

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