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Signs of serious illness in children

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Signs of serious illness in children

This fact sheet lists and explains the general features of a more serious illness which should prompt you to see a doctor more urgently. These include alertness, irritability, breathing, skin colour and appearance, and fluids in and out.
Target audience:
Parents or carers
Published:
September 2017
Last reviewed:
February 2024
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