Child health app offers parents health advice at their fingertips
Parents and carers across mid Essex can now find NHS advice at their fingertips to help look after their children’s health.
The free Mid Essex Child Health app is designed to help parents and carers of children aged from birth to 11 years recognise when their child is unwell; offering handy advice on some of the most common childhood illnesses and where to seek further treatment, including information signposting to the relevant local services.
The app is available for download now on smartphones and tablets from the Google Play Store by searching ‘Mid Essex Child Health’. It will also be available from Apple’s App Store within the coming weeks.
Conditions covered within the app include:
Coughs, colds and flu
Diarrhoea and vomiting
Chicken pox and measles
Earache and tonsillitis
Wheezing and breathing difficulties including bronchiolitis and asthma
Bumps, bruises and accidents
Information on mental health and wellbeing, healthy lifestyles and advice on some more serious conditions like meningitis and sepsis are also covered. There’s also a handy section on when you should keep your child home from school.