Colds, coughs and fevers are a normal part of childhood. Learn about:
Child health concerns
Your child may develop a cough when they're sick, or cough for other reasons.
Croup is a virus that leads to swelling of the voice box and windpipe, narrowing the upper airway making it harder for your child to breath.
Sore throats are common in children and symptoms can range from a scratchy throat to painful swallowing.
Bronchiolitis is a common condition in the lungs that causes breathing problems in babies.
Breath holding spells
Breath-holding spells can be frightening, but they're common in children.
Asthma is a long-term condition that can cause coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath.
A cold is a viral infection that typically affects the head and chest.
The best way to protect your kids, yourself and your whānau from the flu is with a vaccination each year.
Young children sometimes develop a high temperature when they're sick.
Rheumatic fever is a serious illness that begins with strep throat and can damage your child’s heart.
Pneumonia is an infection in your child’s lungs that can cause breathing problems, a cough, and sometimes, fever.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) causes infections in the lungs and respiratory tract, a common cause of a cold.